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Driveway security is a hot topic for homeowners looking to protect their family and home. The good news is that there are plenty of practical security measures you can take without needing to affect your pattern imprinted concrete driveway after it’s been installed!
Outdoor alarm systems are valuable – particularly wireless driveway and wider perimeter alarms. Most systems are designed for easy DIY installation, whilst still retaining excellent detection capabilities, thanks to advances in the supporting technology. You can use these alarms to protect your home’s entrance, garages, hidden entrances and any outbuildings you might have.
For commercial buildings, secure parking posts and bollards are popular. These range from the basic fold down systems to automated and telescopic systems. Similar technology exists for domestic properties too, but for larger homes looking to invest heavily in advanced security wireless audio and video intercoms tend to be a popular choice. These can be used between buildings, or from the entrance and the building itself -and systems will offer automated operation of electric security locks or automatic gates from a distance.
Other security devices exist too. Decoy CCTV systems aren’t 100% effective, but many believe that they deter or at least slow down opportunist thefts. Alternatively, you can invest in full service CCTV cameras and monitoring system. Basic additions such as alarms for sheds and garages are also useful, and these outbuildings are more often targeted by thieves than houses themselves. Products available include silent wireless alarms, battery powered alarm systems, CCTV and warning signs.
If you’re serious about security, it can be worth getting a specialist consultant out to look at your property’s individual requirements. But for many of us, basic additions such as good security lighting, alarms and locking systems will be enough to provide peace of mind.
Electric gate picture courtesy of our friends at ASD.
28th May 2012
When you’re designing your pattern imprinted concrete driveway, it’s important that you factor in how it will be used. It’s important that the layout of your driveway uses the available space as efficiently as possible. After all, as good as our pattern imprinted concrete driveways look, it’s the use you’ll get out of your drive that’s important.
Fencing and gating can be very important additions to your property. Especially for homeowners with small children and dogs. While we’re well aware that there are some significant differences between kids and canines, they do both have a nasty habit of going walkabout. Unobtrusive and attractive fencing and gating can secure the rear of your home, and also stop and inquisitive children or pets from getting out onto the road.
Fences and gates are also excellent security features; as well as providing a physical boundary, they’re also a visual deterrent.
We can install fences and gates at the same time as we install your pattern imprinted concrete driveway, so you know that they’ll be well integrated with the rest of the project, and that the level of workmanship will be equally as impressive.
19th October 2010